“Chad, the last one is on your left!” I yell into my mic. His bulky avatar takes out his sniper and aims for the enemy hiding behind the rock. The enemy can’t see him through the bushes, Chad takes the shot and the round ends.
V⃣I⃣C⃣T⃣O⃣R⃣Y⃣ T⃣O⃣ i⃣r⃣l⃣l⃣y⃣s⃣u⃣k⃣ A⃣N⃣D⃣ C⃣H⃣A⃣Z⃣Z⃣O⃣M⃣A⃣Z⃣Z⃣O⃣
Chad’s voice comes through my headphones. “Nikki, aren’t you going to change your username any sooner?”
“Nah. I do suck at Rules Of Survival.” I reply.
He laughs. “Well, I can bet that you are better than legit every single girl on the universe.” He’s always this cheesy, but still the best partner on the battlefield, and my greatest pal in real life.
“Sweetie Nikki, your brother wants to have a turn on the computer.” Mom’s irritating but angelic voice floats down from the stairs. It is MY computer.
I return to my game and tell Chad that I have to go.
“Ha, I need to as well cause this internet café closes damn early. Another round tomorrow? It’s the last week of summer holidays.” He asks me.
“Nup,” I reply, “I’m having a girls day out at a beach tomorrow. I need to be ‘social’.”
“When’s the next ‘Chad special’ appearing on your channel?” He asks with a mock tone. We laugh, then say a quick goodbye.
I log out, take my headphones off and rush upstairs before my mom has to shout again. Ulysses is already waiting for me at the doorway with a huge grin on his face.
“Can you play the grey dinosaur game with me, Kiki?” He looks at me with puppy eyes and lead him back to my computer. I lift him on my lap and load the game, then watch him play.
The game is simple, the ‘grey dinosaur’ needs to jump over the obstacles. If you hit a obstacle, well, you die. My brother is pretty decent at this game, especially for a 4 year old.
Half an hour passes and we are ready to leave the basement. Ulysses asks me if he can play the X-box when I’m not at home tomorrow. I tell him, “It’s up to Mom, your eyes need to be good, so you can’t play too many games.” He rolls his eyes, and we head upstairs to the living room.
Mom sees us and shakes her head.
“You play too much, just hope you focus more on your studies my girl.” she says. Mom honestly doesn’t need to worry about that.
Ulysses stays downstairs with Mom and I head upstairs to my room.
Picking up my phone, I flick through the latest tea in the past couple of hours.
Maie: I’m so jellows
Suri: lol u don’t have to b
Leona: not your fault you can’t come
Nadia: lucky i was already in country after the bigass NASA trip
Suri: now u make me jellows
Maie: what’s so cool about space anyways...
Maie: BUT I STILL WANT TO GO TO THE BEACH
Maie: maybe find some hotties!!!!
Leona: BILLIE EILLISH IS COMING TO HALYBURN!!
Suri: omfg YES
Maie: i don’t like her
Nadia: same here
Nadia: nikki might?
Suri: o yea
Suri: wtf is she
Maie: probably with her boyfriend chaddie
Nadia: chad isn’t her boyfriend
Suri: Nikki would kill you if she saw you saying that
Leona: nikki is rlly good at her gaming tho
Nadia: we can all appreciate that
Suri: gtg, Charlie needs to have his walk
Nadia: he’s soooooooo cute + fluffy
Sophie: if ya gonna talk about being jellows
Sophie: I’ve got a freaking swim meet tmr
Sophie: and I’m at one right now
Jo: same here
Jo: but not
Jo: gotta gig tmr at a festival in some regional area
Jo: and currently at one in the city
Maie: stop smae-ing everything
Leona: shut up
Sophie: i no beach tmr
Leona: stop afk-ing plz
Jo: she might be doing her youtube stuff
Jo: or she’s out with chad
Sophie: o yea
Leona: i ship
Maie: NIKKI x CHAD
Half laughing and fuming, I shoot a quick reply.
Me: cc was the one keeping me away from you guys
Me: don’t be jellows
Leona: so u weren’t dead
Maie: at least you have a life
Me: chad IS NOT my bf
Keona: stop denying it
Me: ew, says u
Jo: tg hasn’t decided to **** me yet
Nadia: got no say in this